Women's Writing of the Early Modern Period: 1588-1688: An Anthology / Edition 1

Women's Writing of the Early Modern Period: 1588-1688: An Anthology / Edition 1

by Stephanie Hodgson-Wright
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231127855

ISBN-13: 2900231127850

Pub. Date: 08/14/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

This anthology brings together a broad selection of women´s writings from the Early Modern period, most of which are unavailable elsewhere. Unlike many anthologies in the field, this one is multigenre, including poetry, literary prose, polemical prose, and drama. Full texts and substantial extracts are included of writings by Elizabeth I, Margaret Cavendish, Anna

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This anthology brings together a broad selection of women´s writings from the Early Modern period, most of which are unavailable elsewhere. Unlike many anthologies in the field, this one is multigenre, including poetry, literary prose, polemical prose, and drama. Full texts and substantial extracts are included of writings by Elizabeth I, Margaret Cavendish, Anna Trapnel, Aphra Behn, Mary Carleton, Mary Herbert, Jane Anger, Rachel Speght, and others. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized. Augmenting the texts are brief biographies, bibliographies, an index of themes, and a general introduction covering the wider social and religious context in which women wrote and elucidating issues of feminism and feminine authorship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900231127850
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/14/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384

Table of Contents

IntroductionChronology1588 Elizabeth I, Speech to the Troops at Tilbury1589 Jane Anger, from Her Protection for Women1592 Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, from A Discourse of Life and Death1593 Elizabeth I, Speech at the Dissolving of Parliament1601 Elizabeth I, The Golden Speech1602 Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, "A Dialogue between two shepherds, Thenot and Piers, in Praise of Astraea"1611 Aemilia Lanyer, Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum1613 Elizabeth Cary, The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry1617 Rachel Speght, from A Muzzle for Melastomus1621 Lady Mary Wroth, Pamphilia to Amphilanthus1630 Diana Primrose, from A Chain of Pearl1642 Anne Stagg, et al., A True Copy of the Petition of Gentlewomen, and Tradesmen's Wives1648 Elizabeth Poole, A Vision: Wherein is Manifested the Disease and Cure of the Kingdom1654 Anna Trapnel, Strange and Wonderful News from Whitehall1663 Mary Carleton, from The Case of Mary Carleton1667 Katherine Philips, from Poems1668 Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, The Convent of Pleasure1673 Bathsua Makin, from An Essay to Revive the Ancient Education of Gentlewomen1678 Anne Bradstreet, from Several Poems1688 Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave1688 Aphra Behn, The Widow Ranter, or The History of Bacon in VirginiaNotesBiographical Notes Bibliography Index of themes

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